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re: summer wool t
I really like my icebreaker gt velocity ss crewe 150 wt (non-zip version). I run in the gt quite a bit and it is holding up very well. It is multi-panel athletic fit and the main back panel and un...

In GEAR » microwool for summer hiking
February 25, 5:00am

re: boots
"A good boot is never clunky or "an accident waiting to happen" maybe you just need to develop more muscle in your legs? We could flip that and say maybe you just need to develop ...

In GEAR » Boots boots boots? help!
February 23, 2:40pm

strike fast
"I wasn't expecting such fast responses." Ha, people strike fast in Gear Swap. Not sure what the record is, but it's likely under a minute. (Sweet deal on the snow peak.)

In Gear Swap » FS
February 23, 10:20am

re:"Boots boots boots? help!"
My comment was regarding wet and slippery mud algae coated slopes/logs. Boots are far preferable in such situations as you need to kick an edge step into the hillside to go upward. As far as I am c...

In GEAR » Boots boots boots? help!
February 23, 8:45am

re:"Boots boots boots? help!"
Brian wrote: "If the terrain is wet and slippery, off train terrain in the N. Cascades or BC coast range, boots edging power shines. If it is dry, then tennis shoes/rock climbing shoes will al...

In GEAR » Boots boots boots? help!
February 23, 5:35am

re: boots
"Trail runners are good on easy trails. For more rugged trails you really want a higher boot to protect your ankles from rocks, sticks, etc. Slogging through mud puddles is a typical trail cho...

In GEAR » Boots boots boots? help!
February 22, 6:06pm

River to River trail
Hey Nicholas, I've done most of the River to River Trail (skipped some of the road sections). I think the quilt Alexandru just posted is a better option. I generally slept with my full zip bag ...

In GEAR » Summertime sleeping bag advice
February 22, 3:48pm

“Have you considered just getting a pair of durable chaps for the bushwhacking, which you can remove for the easy trail stretches?” I have not. That’s an intriguing idea. I do wear safety ...

In GEAR » Advice re: tough pants
February 21, 3:45pm

RE: Quiz
"Thought you might enjoy "the world's shortest political quiz"" Confirms my fears, it says I'm centrist. Where's the fun in th...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
February 21, 2:51pm

RE: pants
Thanks, those look like contender's. Thank goodness they come in long inseams, as I am a 34". I just ran across a recent similar thread with some suggestions. (http://www.backpackingli...

In GEAR » Advice re: tough pants
February 20, 1:55pm

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